SW Michigan

10:40 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Contract approved for new KRESA superintendent

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David Campbell officially begins duties as KRESA superintendent July 1st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- David Campbell will be getting a nice raise in his new job as superintendent of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency. Campbell will have a base salary of $174,000 under a three-year contract approved Monday by the KRESA board. Campbell currently earns $140,000 as superintendent of the Livingston Educational Service Agency.
10:36 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Financially troubled school districts could close or consolidate

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Albion's closing of high school one of many decision in state made to deal with financial problems
Insolvent school districts could be shut down and their students sent to neighboring districts within three weeks under bipartisan legislation proposed by two Michigan lawmakers. State Reps. David Rutledge, D-Ypsilanti, and Bill Rogers, R-Brighton, introduced a bill last week to allow the state to dissolve districts that run out of cash.
6:10 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Battle Creek Commission approves city budget

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Some city commissioners call for filling vacant city jobs
The city of Battle Creek has a new spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year - but it wasn't passed without a lengthy debate among city commissioners. At their regular meeting Tuesday, Battle Creek city commissioners voted 6-3 to approve the budget. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Fulton and commissioners Jeff Domenico and Dave Walters cast the dissenting votes.
6:07 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Albion delays agreement for high school students to go to Marshall

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Albion school board voted last month to close district's high school
ALBION - The Albion school board on Tuesday tabled a contract that would formalize the merger of Albion and Marshall high schools as a meeting meant to last 30 minutes stretched to 2½hours of impassioned comment from officials and residents.
9:44 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study finds blacks more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Kalamazoo County

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Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says ACLU study's findings are worthy of examination and discussion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley says he's surprised by a new study that says African-Americans in Kalamazoo County are 8.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for possession of marijuana, despite studies that show little racial difference in use of pot.

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